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09-06-2010, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TheNextOneX View Post
I'm talking Josi here, who care about those 2? Josi play in the Swiss league while Niskala had a season in the NLA who had a mere 29 pts in 44 games in NLA.

Neither those 2 Dmen were a point per games in their respective league, except Niskala in Sweden but that's a different league, something that Josi was nearly in the Swiss League. Neither of them have the size, age and body frame of Josi.
So comparables from Europe shouldn't be used here because they don't match your overly optimistic view of Josi?

Josi has a great upside, but, still needs to transition to the North American game. He's in an organization with a ton of defensive talent where making the NHL roster will be a fight. Our AHL starting six could be Sulzer, Laakso, Josi, Blum, Palin, Johnson with Foss, COR and Ellis a year away from making the jump to the pros.

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